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  • Blagojevich files new argument in appeal

    CHICAGO — Lawyers for imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich submitted an additional argument Wednesday to the federal court that's considering his ap ...
    July 16, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Residents observe Prophetstown fire anniversary

    PROPHETSTOWN (AP) — A small community in northwestern Illinois has marked the first anniversary of a damaging fire.
    July 16, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Prisoner who escaped Elgin mental health center taken into custody

    ELGIN – The prisoner who escaped Wednesday from the Elgin Mental Health Center has been taken into custody, according to a video posted on the Elgin P ...
    July 16, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • Microsoft to buy Illinois wind power for 20 years

    CHICAGO (AP) — Microsoft Corp. says it has agreed to buy electricity from a new wind farm in Illinois for the next 20 years in an effort to reduce its ...
    July 16, 2014 - 7:26 am
  • Illinois Gov. Quinn facing ongoing investigation

    CHICAGO – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, locked into a competitive re-election bid, is fighting to maintain an image as a reformer who's cleaned up state ...
    July 17, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • USDA: Illinois corn, soybean crops faring well

    ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Illinois' latest crop of corn and soybeans is shaping up.
    July 15, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner set up big-money race for governor

    CHICAGO – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner are setting up a big-money battle for Illinois governor, hauling in millions for a hig ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Preckwinkle rules out bid for Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has ruled out a 2015 bid for Chicago mayor.Sp ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • U of Illinois could request 4 percent state-funding increase

    URBANA – The University of Illinois is seeking about a 4 percent increase in state funding for the 2016 fiscal year.
    July 15, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Illinois to explain concealed carry permit denials

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents denied a permit to carry a concealed weapon will be told a reason and which law enforcement agency raised an objection, t ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers take testimony on prisons

    CHICAGO – A legislative committee is gathering information on ways to address Illinois' prison population.
    July 15, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Illinois prisons overtime costs top $60M again

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Corrections has paid over $60 million in overtime costs for the second year in a row.
    July 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Medical marijuana rules OK'd by Illinois committee

    CHICAGO – An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state's medical cannabis program, which means would-be growers and retailer ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Medical marijuana rules before Illinois committee

    CHICAGO (AP) — Not a single marijuana seed has been planted in Illinois' pilot medical cannabis program. But medical marijuana is inching closer to re ...
    July 15, 2014 - 7:16 am
  • Chicago man arrested in photographer's death

    CHICAGO – A judge on Monday ordered that a Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a photographer over the weekend be he ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:48 pm
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